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CHRISTMASCAzT 2017 29: Family in charity, not diversity, tolerance, inclusivity, sensitivity, choice …

Here is CHRISTMASCAzT 29, for Sunday in the Octave of Christmas, the Feast of the Holy Family in the Ordinary Form calendar.
Sister Lucia, the long-lived seer at Fatima, told the late-Card. Caffarra (R.I.P.):
“A time will come when the decisive battle … Continue reading

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Erasing the Magisterium of a Pope. Wherein Fr. Z rants and suggests.

There is a long standing political tool employed to eliminate opposition which is associated with the past, or a defeated regime.  You can see evidence of this tool all around Rome, in monuments both ancient and recent.  It is called damnatio memoriae… … Continue reading

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Talk from Ruth Institute: “Tips for Happy Marriage and Effective Parenting.”

I have gotten to know Ruth Institute and its chief Jennifer Roback Morse over the years at Acton University. I direct the married and the engaged, and those who sense that their vocation is to the married life, to this … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 5th Sunday after Epiphany: Martial family or familial military?

This Sunday we have “left over”, called also a “remaining” or even a “Where the heck is this Sunday in my Missal?!?” Sunday.
Sunday’s Collect, for the 5th Sunday (left over) after Epiphany – Dominica V quae superfuit Post Epiphaniam – in the pre-Conciliar … Continue reading

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13 May 2016 – 99th anniversary of 1st apparition of Our Lady of Fatima

Today, Friday 13 May 2016, is the 99th anniversary of the Our Lady’s first appearance to the three shepherd children near Fatima, Portugal.  Next year: 100.  Portentous, given what’s going on in the Church these days.
I, for one, am not … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 144: Pope Francis’ ‘Amoris laetitia’, Ch. 4: “Love in marriage”

UPDATE: I fixed the glitch at 24:02-24-22. Sorry about that. It was a lot of reading – with interruptions – and editing together.  If you had an “overlap” in that time range, you can download again or listen again and … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – Holy Family Sunday: It is good to pray that God might be appeased.

In the Novus Ordo, or Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite, on Sunday after Christmas we focus on the Holy Family.
Our context is Octave of the Nativity of the Lord.  An “octave” is a period of eight days when liturgical … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 5th Sunday after Epiphany: Martial family or familial military? You decide.

Sunday’s Collect, for the 5th Sunday (left over) after Epiphany – Dominica V quae superfuit Post Epiphaniam – in the pre-Conciliar 1962MR, happens to have survived for the 5th Ordinary Sunday in the Novus Ordo.
So how can Sundays be ‘left over’?” Here is what … Continue reading

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UPDATED: What Did The Synod Really Say? Some analysis of the Final Report.

I’ve added more feedback.
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ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED Published on: Oct 25, 2015 @ 18:10
As I mentioned in an earlier post, since I have been on pilgrimage, I’ve tried to be in as much of a Synod Free Zone as possible.
However, I am gifted … Continue reading

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As the Synod ends…

My friend Fr Murray has good comments in his EWTN analysis of the Synod’s work:

Fr. Murray touches on Pope Francis’ words about decentralization of the Curia. Robert Royal admits that he doesn’t know what Francis meant by decentralization and … Continue reading

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Card. Arinze speaks on issues discussed at the Synod

The formerly nearly ubiquitous John L. Allen, Jr. has an outstanding interview with the great Francis Card. Arinze, 82 year old Cardinal Bishop of Velletri-Segni and quondam Prefect of Divine Worship.  Allen dubs His Eminence as Africa’s Lion in Winter.
HERE
You should … Continue reading

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Card. Napier corrects part-time papal spokesperson – UPDATE

1726 GMT: I just saw Card. Napier live on EWTN who had come directly from the Synod Hall.
He made a bit of a correction to his own correction/addition of Fr Rosica.  Be sure to pay attention to this.
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ORIGINAL Published on: Oct … Continue reading

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Off the cuff Francis on the family

Francis in Philadelphia speaking off the cuff about the family with a more or less simultaneous translator.
Start at 1:58:29 to about 2:20:30

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Pope Francis to US Congress on threats to the family

As I am in Tokyo, I haven’t kept my eyes glued to coverage of the papal visit of Pope Francis. I did, however, tune in via Slingbox to watch His Holiness address Congress. I had wished for stronger, clearer, obvious, … Continue reading

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Another good pre-Synod resource in defense of the family

I know that it seems like a torrent of things pertaining to the theme of the Synod of Bishops is coming at you. It feels like that for me, too.
That said, here is another title for your consideration.
Bishop Jean Laffitte, … Continue reading

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COMING SOON! The Eleven Cardinals Book and The Ten Africans Book!

The other day I wrote about two upcoming books.  The “sequel” to the Five Cardinals Book™ is coming.  HERE
The Eleven Cardinals Book™ is on its way.
Eleven Cardinals Speak On Marriage and the Family

Edited by Winfried Aymans the Eleven Cardinals Book is … Continue reading

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ROME: “Shadow Synod” II September 10-12

I received word of a conference coming up in Rome.  The conference is clearly part of an organized effort to influence the proceedings of the upcoming Synod of Bishop on the family… and not in a good way.   This … Continue reading

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Polish, Eastern bishops meet separately to defend family, marriage

Remember the secretive, liberal, French, Swiss, German meeting of the circle around Card.   Kasper’s proposal at the Gregorian University? They met to strategize about how to use the upcoming Synod, et al.
Remember the recent meeting of presidents of African … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! US CLERGY! Sign letter urging Synod to uphold Catholic teaching on marriage and family!

I want to bump this to the top so that more priests will see it after a busy weekend.
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Published on: Apr 25, 2015 @ 9:58
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You will recall that hundreds of priests in England signed a letter, published in the Catholic Herald, … Continue reading

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Card. Nichols reacts to the 500 Priests

The other day I posted about an open letter, in the UK’s weekly the Catholic Herald, signed by almost 500 priests of England and Wales.  The letter urged the members of the upcoming Synod in October to stand firm on the … Continue reading

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